Update on deuterium prices...anything better out there?

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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Post by Jon Rosenstiel » Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:04 pm

Greg,
They say on their website that one should expect to receive an e-mail from them confirming registration within 2 hours, or at the latest the next morning.

I registered on the 22nd, also no word from them yet.

Hmmmm...

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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Post by Brian McDermott » Sun Jun 25, 2006 8:30 pm

When you buy gas, the majority of what you pay for is the bottle. I once bought a lecture bottle of 99.9% purity N2 for $100, and there's no way the 50L of N2 was worth more than a few dollars. I bet the bottle itself is about $100, and the D2 itself is probably on the order of 20-50 bucks.

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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Post by Q » Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:32 am

indeed, most of the cost is likely the bottle. i used to fill some large O2 and acetyline bottles for about $20 each, but the initial investment was substantially larger.

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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Post by Jon Rosenstiel » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:57 pm

I e-mailed Matheson to find out why no response, their answer was that they don't ship to residential addresses. I guess they don't want to jack around with the little guy with his (or her) little order.

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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Post by Carl Willis » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:47 pm

Hi Jon,

My account uses my residential address for billing and my friendly pseudo-employer's address for shipping. You don't have to use Matheson's delivery service if you can pick up your own cylinders from their local depot. I think you should just call the local office and try to set up an account. The online thing was pretty much a dead end for me also.

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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Post by Richard Hull » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:20 pm

This is why I tend to order from my local welder supply shops.

Might cost a bit more but it is an over the counter sale for cash much like buying a pack of bacon. They even stock most gas fittings and adapters to wierd valve heads. I live in a large city though and that makes it a bit easier.

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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Post by Greg Courville » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:26 am

Pfft! I have an FBN form for Greg Labs on file with the county which lists my home address. This, I would think, should make it a "business" address for all intents and purposes, even though people live there. It's rather unprofessional of MTG, in my opinion, to simply ignore the registration request without volunteering an explanation. The polite thing to do would be, at least, to fire off a form letter explaining that they would rather not deal with individuals. It's not as if it would take a lot of effort on their part!
Once I have a more immediate need for deuterium, I shall try contacting them directly...

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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Post by Jon Rosenstiel » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:00 am

Greg,
The replies I got to my inquiries were very curt. No salutation, no complimentary closing, no signature. I definitely got the cold shoulder treatment.

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Re: Last word on deuterium prices, 6/22/06

Post by Edward Miller » Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:10 am

A lot of people are scared of dealing with individual hobbyists and mad scientists working in their garages, not even to mention nuclear fusion hobbyists. In the chemical, gases, and materials industries it's all the same. It's been this way forever all the way back to Newton and the other alchemists working at night for fear they would be called out for witcherey. The public is afraid of what it doesn't understand and it definitely doesn't understand science.

I have heard it's a lot easier to order as a company.

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Deuterium - other applications?

Post by Todd Massure » Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:21 pm

What other applications does deuterium gas have?

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